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Love is like a train without brakes – It is unstoppable

Love is like a train without brakes

Ahead of The Metropole Hotel’s 124th birthday , we caught up with Patsy & Bill Hennessy. Still as in love since the day they married, the couple sat down with our Wedding Club coordinator Gavin Farmer to chat about the secret to a great marriage..

How long are you married?

Patsy – We are married 46 years this year.


Where did you both meet?

Bill: We met in CIE on the rails. We were together for 3 years before they married at The Metropole Hotel.


Date of Wedding?

27th June 1975


Why did they choose the Metropole Hotel?

Patsy: The Metropole Hotel was THE place to get married. I loved the idea of getting married in the Metropole Hotel as I was the first in my family to get married and wanted it to be special & memorable day.


Best memory from their wedding day?

Patsy: The weather on the day we got married was glorious. I remember her younger siblings enjoying the sherry trifle dessert in the sun.

Bill: All the guests who attended the wedding enjoyed the music & singing. There was just a wonderful atmosphere on the day which we both will always remember.


What is the secret to a happy marriage?

Patsy: Respect, trust, laughter & love for each other.


If you could give one tip to couples just starting out in their relationship?

Bill: Have respect and patience with one another. Make the most of what you have and enjoy the little things in life.


What is The Metropole Wedding Club?

For over 120 years, we have celebrated weddings at The Metropole Hotel, Cork. When you celebrate your marriage or wedding day at The Metropole Hotel, we welcome you as part of our extended family to the Metropole Wedding Club. Through the years, we continue to celebrate special occasions with you, watching you and your family grow and flourish. All Wedding Club members are presented with their exclusive lifetime Platinum Card after their wedding day which entitles them to exclusive offers and discounts on family celebrations, food, accommodation, leisure centre membership and lots more.

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Planning a Missed Occasion Celebration?

We might be in lockdown now, but there’s no reason why you can’t plan a dinner or event for an anniversary, special birthday or other milestone and celebrate in style with friends and family later this year! Our Event Coordinator Janice is on hand to arrange private events for you and your family in our historic private dining rooms, or even in our bar and restaurant.

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